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Charleys Partners With Flytrex To Deliver Flying Cheesesteaks 

Charleys Takes to the Skies with Flytrex

What’s that in the sky? It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a flying cheesesteak! No joke – Charleys Philly Steaks, the largest cheesesteak franchise in the world, recently announced it has partnered with Flytrex to deliver food via drone in Durham, North Carolina. The partnership is truly a landmark in the restaurant industry that brings delicious, freshly made cheesesteaks to customers faster than ever before – by air!

So how’s it work? First, customers place an order of their favorite cheesesteaks, fries, real-fruit lemonades and more by using the Flytrex app. Then, your meal takes to the sky via drone, with updates on the status of your order all along the route. Finally, your meal is lowered by wire into your front or backyard. If that’s not amazing enough, get this: the average flight time is just three minutes! Now, it’s easier – and faster – than ever to enjoy Charleys Philly Steaks.

“The future of delivery is here, and we couldn’t be more excited. I can think of no better way to receive a fresh cheesesteak delivered hot off the grill to my front yard,” said Brian Hipsher, Charleys’ CMO. “We look forward to expanding our partnership with Flytrex to create a more cost effective and quick delivery service for all our guests.”

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Charleys Philly Steaks is Always Innovating

Charleys Philly Steaks has become one of the most popular and storied franchises since opening in 1986, but that doesn’t mean we’ve become complacent. Our dedication to continuing a legacy of innovation is just one of the reasons why Charleys Philly Steaks has grown to more than 700 locations around the world.

Though we keep true to the classic Philly cheesesteak, our menu is constantly evolving to offer fresh and exciting new menu items. Just recently, we added a new crowd favorite: wings! We’ve also adapted our business model to be extremely flexible and versatile, working in freestanding units, drive-thrus, strip malls, food courts, and much more.

Charleys Philly Steaks has also kept up with the latest consumer trends. We’ve fully embraced third-party delivery, and launched a one-of-a-kind loyalty program that now boasts more than 1 million members. Plus, we’re always looking for the newest technologies that make it easy for guests to order online, like delivery from the skies!

“We look at all the trends, and we know that more people are ordering food from their couches than ever before,” says founder Charley Shin. “We live in a Netflix culture now, and we’re evolving to stay ahead of what the customer wants.”

Learn More about Franchising with Charleys Philly Steaks!

As the No. 1 Philly cheesesteak franchise in the world, Charleys Philly Steaks is quickly expanding to territories across the U.S. With our customers craving more locations, and our franchises primed for growth, Charleys Philly Steaks is on track to hit 1,000 locations in no time! To learn more about our franchise opportunity, visit our research pages here or make a request for more information.